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Publisher's Summary

Did you know that Germany is a relatively new country? Its many different states only united in 1871, and it reunited after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Germany is one of the richest and most influential countries in the world, which is amazing when you consider that the nation is only about the size of the US states of Oregon and Washington combined. It’s even more astounding when you consider that at the end of World War II, every major German city (and many minor ones) had been flattened by the Allied bombing campaign. Still more amazing is that the country has gone from international pariah and home of the Holocaust to one of the most well-regarded and humanitarian nations on Earth.

In this audiobook, you find out more about:

  • The intrigue and wars of the famous “Iron Chancellor” Otto von Bismarck, and how his political maneuverings united the German states into one
  • The bizarre upbringing and strident personality of Kaiser Wilhelm II
  • The rise of Germany to world power between 1871 and 1914
  • The reasons for Germany entering World War I
  • The German experience of World War I and its startling defeat
  • The Versailles Treaty and why it was hated by most Germans
  • The horrible hyperinflation of the early 1920s when the German government printed 100-billion mark notes that were worthless
  • Anti-Semitism in Germany and Europe
  • The wild culture of Weimar Berlin
  • The rise of Hitler and why it happened
  • Hitler’s Germany and World War II
  • The postwar division of Germany
  • The Berlin Wall
  • The reunification of Germany in 1989 and more

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  • Categories: History

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Had some history of Germany but I found it really interesting the narrator did really well capturing all the important issues

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i really enjoyed this overview of German history. The chapters on the Holocaust, and the rise of the natzis were excellent

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shorter than expected

quite the interesting listen, especially when combined with the Austria and Prussia books. never realized just how young Germany is, as a country. I was also fascinated with some of the more indepth history of a certain former leader. I'd known a lot about him through various other formats, but this also gave me information I didn't know

the hardest part to listen to, of course, is the chapter on the holocaust. even when you learn so much, there are still details that are hard to hear. but of course, it must be heard. because hopefully, the more we learn, the less likely we'll repeat it.

and as always, Jason Zenobia is a great narrator.